Old asparagus bed.. rebirth?

Asked February 15, 2017, 8:36 AM EST

I recently moved to a home that has an old asparagus bed. I know that in the previous year some asparagus had been picked. There is a large amount of grass growing in among the plants. I was wondering do I use any type of weed killer to clean up the bed? Also what can I use to fortify the soil to increase growth, if that's possible with asparagus. Any tips would be appreciated thank you.

Gladwin County Michigan vegetable vegetable gardening

1 Response

There are several options for controlling weeds in asparagus including herbicides. Check out AsparagusWeedcontrol .

Fertilizing recommendations for asparagus should be based on a soil test; however, the Penn State Extension suggests that "In absence of soil test results, the recommended N-P-K application rates are 50-100-150 pounds per acre broadcast in the spring of every year before spear emergence (asparagus-production).

Here is a good article on asparagus care Asparagus in the home garden.

I hope this is helpful,